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What is Budokan?

A MULTI-PURPOSE SPORTS COMPLEX TO BE BUILT IN LITTLE TOKYO

 

A multi-purpose sports and activities center to be build in Little Tokyo.

 

"The Budokan of Los Angeles (BoLA) is a community-driven project that will become a magnet for Japanese Americans --young and old-- from throughout Southern California."

Alan Kosaka, Chair

Budokan Capital Campaign

 

Located on Los Angeles Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets, just north of the Little Tokyo Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, BoLA is the realization of a collective vision to build a recreation and community space in downtown Los Angeles.

 

The Little Tokyo Service Center, a community development and social service organization, spearheaded the project's development and acquired site control of property valued at $7million from the City of Los Angeles in 2011.

 

Working with architectural design firm, Gruen & Associates, the key features of BoLA are:

 

Two regulation basketball courts

Wood flooring and 4 basketball backboards donated by the Los Angeles Lakers

With superimposed striping for volleyball

16,000 square feet of contiguous open space intended for martial arts tournaments and other sports activities

 

Rooftop Garden Park

Green space and performance area

Event space to accommodate 300-500 person banquet/reception

Walking path

 

Two community rooms for classrooms and meetings

 

Commercial Kitchen


Mezzanine

Viewing deck

Outdoor terrace with Children's play area

 

Gold Level LEED certified, environmentally sustainable development

 

Design by Gruen & Associates

 

 

 

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Budokan of Los Angeles, a Project of Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E Third St, Suite G106
(213) 473-3030